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A Hidden Retreat In A Stunning Wester Ross Sea Loch Location. Pet Friendly.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A 3 Bed, 2 Bathroom Former Crofting Cottage With Mountain And Sea Loch Views.

Macdonald Cottage sits in a superb sheltered waterside position above and overlooking Loch Kishorn, with stunning views to Glen Shieldaig and the Applecross Peninsular. The Northwest of Scotland, Wester Ross in particular, is renowned for its dramatic scenery; breathtaking hills; secluded sea lochs; mature forests and wonderful beaches. The climate is balmy thanks to the warm currents of the Gulf Stream.

The cottage offers cosy accommodation for families or couples wanting to get away from it all in a unique and remote setting, affording views of the loch and rolling mountains from nearly every aspect.

The cottage has two double bedrooms and one twin room with two single beds. The master double has it's own en-suite shower, with under-floor heating. There is also a spacious bathroom with a roll-top bath and views of the surrounding mountains!

With two sitting rooms, one with an open fire and one with a multi-fuel stove, and a spacious kitchen breakfast room with an Aga and an electric cooker for the summer months, the cottage is well equipped with all of the amenities to make your stay a truly home from home experience.

The area is ideal for painters who like peace and beauty, but there is also plenty of boating, walking, cycling and other leisure and sporting activities to enjoy, if desired. For advanced climbers, Liathach and the Torridon mountain range is only a few miles up the road. There is a sailing club at nearby Lochcarron. Fishing on the River Carron, Loch Damph and other notable lochs, as well as stalking can be taken from local estates. Loch Kishorn is the southern boundary of the 70,000 acre nature reserve of the Applecross Peninsular, which is also famous for the highest road pass in Scotland, the Bealach na Ba, and recently for Monty Halls Great Escape adventure in 2008.

The village of Kishorn has a small shop and seafood restaurant which is seasonal, otherwise Lochcarron provides a larger range of general local amenities including a post office, butcher and award-winning Spar grocery and general provisions shop, garages and a hotel. The popular tourist destinations of the Kyle of Lochalsh and Plockton have a wider range of shops and services. There is a train and bus service to Inverness and Inverness airport, which is otherwise approximately an hour and a half by car.

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Collette Lewis
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lochcarron in Highld

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The main bathroom comprises a roll top bath with hand-held shower. The en-suite bathroom has a stand-up shower enclosure, and underfloor heating.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • There are two upstairs bedrooms, one double and one twin, plus a second double bedroom on the ground floor with en-suite shower room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming


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A Hidden Retreat In A Stunning Wester Ross Sea Loch Location. Pet Friendly.
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Scottish paradise

  • 5 of 5

The setting is breathtaking, the cottage is comfortable, clean, and spacious, and the owner is available by phone and very helpful.

If you're looking for a secluded, peaceful, slow-paced holiday to get away from it all, this is your place. (But be advised that if you want access to major centres, attractions or even just to go shopping, you'll need to be prepared to do a lot of driving on narrow and winding (but very scenic!) roads.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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6 weeks in a Highlands paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 wonderful weeks at Macdonald Cottage and couldn't have dreamed for a better stay. The cottage is beautiful - warm, lots of light, big spaces, incredible kitchen and the most stunning views of Loch Kishorn and over to Applecross. It's a perfect combination of being a part of a village, with feeling remote (as the closest grocery store in a 10 minute drive). Kishorn is perfectly situated for any number of Highland activities and only 45 minutes to the bridge to the Isle of Skye. Collette was absolutely lovely and well-prepared us for our stay. I can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent escape

  • 5 of 5

MacDonald cottage exceeded our expectations. The cottage was clean with good quality furnishings and plenty of fuel for the fire. The AGA in the kitchen was a huge bonus.

The cottage is a great base for exploring the Wester Ross coastal trail. There are plenty of great bike rides to do and if you are a keen runner then there are some magnificent runs both off and on road. Good eateries such as The Applecross Inn, The Torridon and The fantastic Plockon Inn are within a reasonable 40 minute drive. There are closer eateries too however the three mentioned are note worthy.

Communication from the owner was good and we would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delivered in every way

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in this house; it absolutely lived up to the website details. We were comfortable throughout and the sun room and kitchen were particular highlights of our time indoors. The house is especially homely, with the practice of guests leaving useful cupboard supplies a good way to avoid the potentially clinical feel of some holiday lets. Thank you for a wonderful holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice cottage in wonderful setting

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is in a lovely setting by the loch side with wonderful views of the Applecross hills. The cottage is roomy with two small living rooms a sun lounge and dining area which allows guests to 'spread out' . Nice kitchen with AGA, which was surprisingly easy to use. Minus points living room and sun room furniture a bit 'tired'. This was a shame as the sun lounge had views 'to die for'. But wicker chairs old and uncomfortable. Lots of food left by previous guests. Great in some ways to get people started - but far too much some out of date - needs a good clear out with older items thrown away. Kitchen utensils and cutlery not so good or plentiful as in most other cottages we've stay in. husband very bothered with allergies in the house so future guests please note that well behaved dogs/cats allowed (we missed this in the info). Nevertheless this is a nice cottage in great spot with garden extending to the loch. lots of great walking and a lovely place for a relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property and a great location – what more could you ask for?

  • 5 of 5

All four seasons every hour throughout our week. So many places to go and things to do. One high point was looking across to the dreich and mist covered horseshoe bowl of the Bealach Na Ba and finding it completely filled with a rainbow – pure magic!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lochcarron, Scottish Highlands & Islands

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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